City of Vancouver, WA

Assistant Police Chief

Filing Deadline: February 22, 2023
Joel Bryden

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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With a population of over 195,000 residents, Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River and is part of the larger Portland, Oregon metropolitan Area. The Pacific Coast is less than ninety (90) miles to the west and the Cascade Mountain Range rises on the east. The mission of the Vancouver Police Department, in partnership with the community, is: “To preserve life, protect property, and enhance livability through equitable law enforcement and effective use of resources.” The City is seeking a collaborative and visionary law enforcement professional with demonstrated leadership capabilities to serve as its new Assistant Police Chief. The ideal candidate will be service-minded, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will have strong community policing skills, community engagement and will offer a proven record of problem-solving along with experience in strategic and succession planning. A candidate who can multi-task effectively with demonstrated ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner is essential. Candidates must possess the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience at or above the rank of supervisor. Seven (7) or more years of progressive police command/management experience in an equivalent sized public agency is required. Successful graduation from the FBI National Academy, PERF-SMIP and/or similar executive level training is strongly desired.

The monthly salary range for the Assistant Police Chief is $12,981 - $17,562; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please contact Mr. Joel Bryden or Ms. Deanna Cantrell with any questions.